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Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Four copies of several short stories by a common author (e.g., Poe, Crutcher, Soto, Walker) either in text or online for each group of four students (see the Websites for links to online short story collections).
- Journal for each student to doodle in
- Large sheet of butcher paper or newsprint for each group
- Crayons and markers
- Access to the Internet
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.
- Doodle Splash handout
- Student Reflective Assessment
- Group Reflective Assessment
- Student Participation Checklist
- Short Stories at east of the web
Note: Be sure to check all story collections for appropriateness for your students.
- Victorian Ghost Stories
- Bibliomania: Short Stories
- The Edith Wharton Society
- Children's Short Story Collections
- Young Adult Short Story Collections
- Classic Reader Short Stories
- Review the elements of fiction (setting, plot, character, point of view, theme) and/or prepare mini-lessons on them.
- Preview the Doodle Splash student interactive.